Friday, May 19, 2006

For all of you who read this blog and still suffer from NCS (No Comment Syndrome), I am very thankful you are here and now I need to make a request. It is time to take a momentary break from my usual sarcasm and/or fluffy stuff of life type entry, so here goes:

Please pray for my Mom. She goes in for sugery this coming Monday at Noon. I couldn't possibly make an accurate description of what they will do to her, but to make a short summary, I'll do my best... (If you aren't into details you can skip the next paragraph)

She recieved a liver transplant a little over one year ago, and her recovery went better than we could even hope for at first. She did not reject the liver, and adjusted her lifestyle to match the many needs of a transplant recipient. However, since Christmas she has had a difficult time. The liver has not been functioning properly mainly due to the bilary tree not draining well, this is the place where all the ducts come from the liver and move into the small intestine. She also has a very uncomfortable incisional hernia that is causing all kinds of problems, too. After some pretty severe pain, she finally cries out for help and spends a week in the hospital trying to get better. They sent her home for a week to regain some strength and now we are slated for surgery on MONDAY AT NOON. As I understand it, the doctor's will actually remove this "bilary tree" and somehow connect the small intestine to the liver... didn't know you could do that. There is still a lot I don't know, but I will ask many more questions to better grasp what is happening. They are saying, though, that this will be "even more extensive" of a surgery than the transplant was, and to expect her recovery to be the same: approx 3 months?? Well, she was Wonder Woman a year ago, so I am hoping and praying for the best.

If you have EVER even met this precious woman, then you know what a jewel she is. Proverbs 31 in the flesh. I keep trying to put into words how amazing she is... but they don't seem to make it into any one complete sentence. She is calm through all of this, and encourages me through scripture when it should be the other way around.

So, I ask you, my faithful bloggers, family, and friends... if you talk to God, please talk to Him about my Mom. I sure am, our kids are, I hope you'll do the same. I will be in OK for the big event, and will try to post from my Mom's computer so you can all have an update.

AS FOR MEMORIAL DAY: If all goes well, I will try to be back home, but I can make no guarantee and so bummer, we cannot plan a big blowout pool party here at the Roy Ranch. Maybe we can aim for Flag Day or something! We'll keep you posted on that as well!



Cindy said...

You better believe we'll be praying for her! I'm sorry I have never had the privilege to meet your mom in person. I sure have been blessed by knowing her offspring though! This is a faith building time for your whole family. God will get Glory, I'm sure!

TexasMimi said...

I have been praying for Lou ever since Sandy told me about the upcoming surgery, and I will continue to pray fervently!

Jana said...

Dear Terri,
You know we will all be praying for Lou and for you and Sandy too. My house is very close to Baptist Hospital, so please feel free to make yourself at home any time. I will be there with you on Monday and I hope you will let me know if there is anything you need. My kids are out of school on Thursday. Michelle could babysit for you or your kids could come stay here with her, or whatever helps you. Just let me know.

Your mother has been in my thoughts so much. I will be glad when this is over and she can feel better again.

Much love,

Hillenblog said...

Chuck & Lou... Two of my all time favorite people...ever since I had the pleasure of walking on your Magic Floating Carpet in the Basement of your flooded house over by Spfld Catholic H.S.

I can still hear your mom kick'in in with "Fox on the Run" on the piano...and all kinds of "familiar harmony" breakin out. Good times. Jeesh that was 20 years were getting old.
We will pray for your mom...and you.